This document is intended to help organizations decide whether an appliance or a traditional server is an appropriate platform for hosting enterprise software applications. It is organized as follows:
- Definitions: defining relevant concepts and terminology.
- Types of Appliances: differentiating between different types of appliances and what they are used for.
- Appliance Servers -- Benefits: an overview of the advantages of hosting software on an appliance.
- Appliance Servers -- Drawbacks: an overview of the drawbacks of hosting software on an appliance.
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